TV on DVD Bargains & Rip-Offs

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  1. R. Kay

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    I just noticed the MSRP on Quantum Leap for 8 Episodes of Season 1 was 60 Bucks ($40 Discounted). Ridiculous!

    Season 1 of Northern Exposure : 8 Episodes for $60.00 ($40.00 discounted). Who needs that life-raft to jack up the price? Outrageous!

    I use MSRP strictly to illustrate higher prices for certain dvds. I know most people dont pay MSRP. I use it to show that certain shows are way too pricey for their content!

    Give your opinions ... The good and the bad!
     
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    I just noticed the MSRP on Quantum Leap for 8 Episodes of Season 1 was 60 Bucks ($40 Discounted). Ridiculous!

    Season 1 of Northern Exposure : 8 Episodes for $60.00 ($40.00 discounted). Who needs that life-raft to jack up the price? Outrageous!

    I use MSRP strictly to illustrate higher prices for certain dvds. I know most people dont pay MSRP. I use it to show that certain shows are way too pricey for their content!

    Give your opinions ... The good and the bad!
     
  3. Kyle McKnight

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    This is a joke thread, right?
     
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    This is a joke thread, right?
     
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    And if you pay full retail price, then you are a fool. Stop shopping at suncoast, for petes sake! With just a few moments shopping for bargains, I found it for just a touch under 40 bucks.

    Sounds pretty sweet to me.
     
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    And if you pay full retail price, then you are a fool. Stop shopping at suncoast, for petes sake! With just a few moments shopping for bargains, I found it for just a touch under 40 bucks.

    Sounds pretty sweet to me.
     
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    I got QL at CC during release week for $34.99 + tax, and could have gotten it even cheaper ($34.89 final cost) online at DeepDiscountDVD, but didn't want to wait for them to ship it. It's easy to get most similarly-priced TV sets for $40 or less their first week of release.
     
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    I got QL at CC during release week for $34.99 + tax, and could have gotten it even cheaper ($34.89 final cost) online at DeepDiscountDVD, but didn't want to wait for them to ship it. It's easy to get most similarly-priced TV sets for $40 or less their first week of release.
     
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    It does get extremely old whenever someone complains about the MSRP of something.

    Almost no DVD is sold at MSRP. That is strictly an suggested retail price. $35 is a pretty good price, all things considered.

    They had to aquire music rights, create transfers from the old tapes, etc.

    Shop elsewhere...
     
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    It does get extremely old whenever someone complains about the MSRP of something.

    Almost no DVD is sold at MSRP. That is strictly an suggested retail price. $35 is a pretty good price, all things considered.

    They had to aquire music rights, create transfers from the old tapes, etc.

    Shop elsewhere...
     
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    But the MSRP determines what the discounted DVDs will be sold at, and it's a good, objective point when discussing the cost of DVDs.

    It's like, a DVD set may have a $60 MSRP, but will often be discounted down to $35-$45, whereas something that carries a MSRP of $100 will likely be discounted in the $70-$80 range.

    And, if we're complaining about DVD prices, quoting the MSRP makes more sense than quoting off of subjective store prices. For example, that $60 MSRP DVD might be on sale the first week at a certain store for $35, another store for $40, and then go up to $45 a the first store and $48 the next week.

    Since the MSRP is an objective price -- and the "base" price for determining discounts, it makes more sense to quote the MSRP in debates about price than what something "streets" for.
     
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    But the MSRP determines what the discounted DVDs will be sold at, and it's a good, objective point when discussing the cost of DVDs.

    It's like, a DVD set may have a $60 MSRP, but will often be discounted down to $35-$45, whereas something that carries a MSRP of $100 will likely be discounted in the $70-$80 range.

    And, if we're complaining about DVD prices, quoting the MSRP makes more sense than quoting off of subjective store prices. For example, that $60 MSRP DVD might be on sale the first week at a certain store for $35, another store for $40, and then go up to $45 a the first store and $48 the next week.

    Since the MSRP is an objective price -- and the "base" price for determining discounts, it makes more sense to quote the MSRP in debates about price than what something "streets" for.
     
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    I think Sliders is going to be more overpriced than it should.

    QL should have been 39.99 with discounts in the low 20's maybe less.
     
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    I think Sliders is going to be more overpriced than it should.

    QL should have been 39.99 with discounts in the low 20's maybe less.
     
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    But the MSRP determines what the discounted DVDs will be sold at, and it's a good, objective point when discussing the cost of DVDs.

    It's like, a DVD set may have a $60 MSRP, but will often be discounted down to $35-$45, whereas something that carries a MSRP of $100 will likely be discounted in the $70-$80 range.

    And, if we're complaining about DVD prices, quoting the MSRP makes more sense than quoting off of subjective store prices. For example, that $60 MSRP DVD might be on sale the first week at a certain store for $35, another store for $40, and then go up to $45 a the first store and $48 the next week.

    Since the MSRP is an objective price -- and the "base" price for determining discounts, it makes more sense to quote the MSRP in debates about price than what something "streets" for.
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    That was exactly my point! This thread wasnt meant to be a joke Kyle.
     
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    But the MSRP determines what the discounted DVDs will be sold at, and it's a good, objective point when discussing the cost of DVDs.

    It's like, a DVD set may have a $60 MSRP, but will often be discounted down to $35-$45, whereas something that carries a MSRP of $100 will likely be discounted in the $70-$80 range.

    And, if we're complaining about DVD prices, quoting the MSRP makes more sense than quoting off of subjective store prices. For example, that $60 MSRP DVD might be on sale the first week at a certain store for $35, another store for $40, and then go up to $45 a the first store and $48 the next week.

    Since the MSRP is an objective price -- and the "base" price for determining discounts, it makes more sense to quote the MSRP in debates about price than what something "streets" for.
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    That was exactly my point! This thread wasnt meant to be a joke Kyle.
     
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    Some Pioneer/Geneon Animation discs are still 3 episodes a disc for $30MSRP ($22 discounted). I consider that a ripoff [​IMG]
     
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    Some Pioneer/Geneon Animation discs are still 3 episodes a disc for $30MSRP ($22 discounted). I consider that a ripoff [​IMG]
     
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    People quoting MSPR is really annoying because it usually some obscene number which isn't even close to what the price is.

    Take Quantum Leap, $60 MSPR, $32.50 in reality from DVDSoon. That is almost HALF of the MSRP.


    In the days of national chains and online stores, things really don't change much from store to store.

    Paul
     
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    People quoting MSPR is really annoying because it usually some obscene number which isn't even close to what the price is.

    Take Quantum Leap, $60 MSPR, $32.50 in reality from DVDSoon. That is almost HALF of the MSRP.


    In the days of national chains and online stores, things really don't change much from store to store.

    Paul
     

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